Tracker Tracking Systems Help Monitor Driver Compliance
published on April 26, 2013 by Sonia Mastros
Have you ever wished you could keep better tabs on your drivers while they're on the road?
Almost certainly so. If you're involved in any sort of transportation coordination, from trucking to school busing, there's probably been some point you've really wished you could be riding along with your drivers to see how they really perform.
Is that driver who always comes in under time speeding, or is he just a master at picking routes with the fewest stoplights? Are your bus drivers coming to a full and complete stop as they're supposed to, or are they cheating it a bit? Are they getting the most gas mileage they can through smart braking and accelerating strategies?
Well, with a GPS tracking system in your vehicles, you can know! It's not quite the same as riding along, but it's almost as good – and it leaves you with a lot of data to analyze to boot!
GPS Tracker Tracking Systems Monitor Your Drivers
The Global Positioning System, created by the US government in the 90s, brought a revolution to the entire transportation system. By using radio signals bounced off satellites, it's now possible to precisely locate any GPS transceiver within a matter of inches of its actual location on the ground. Whether it's stopped at a gas station, or going 60 down the highway, you can know exactly where the vehicle is, where it's headed, and how fast.
Since these vehicle tracker tracking systems give you updates every few seconds, you also get information on more subtle aspects of your drivers' performance. You really can tell who's braking at the last second, and who's using a more gentle approach. You can see who cheats stoplights, and who follows the rules of the road precisely.
Plus, all this is recorded in a database. You'll have every detail of every trip your drivers make, indexed and cataloged, just waiting to be put into a report. With the right GPS software, those reports are quick and easy to run.
There's no better way to monitor your drivers, and improve their performance.
Improving Driver Performance With Vehicle Tracker Tracking Systems
All this gives you a wealth of information to use when going into performance reviews with your drivers. You won't be guessing based on numbers like “total trip time” that can be influenced by dozens of factors. You'll have a moment-by-moment record of their performance on the road, thanks to these GPS tracking systems.
Drivers who aren't fully compliant with the law won't have any excuse – you'll have the cold, hard numbers to confront them with. Conversely, those who are driving safely and legally can be applauded for their skills.
It's even possible to use these systems to promote friendly competition among your drivers. You could have monthly contests for the drivers who save the most gas through energy-friendly driving techniques, or for those who go the longest without exceeding the speed limit. These monitors do not have to be a negative: they can be used positively, to recognize the standouts among your crew.
So, if you want more power to see how your drivers are doing once they're on the road, a GPS tracker tracking system may be the answer. These systems are affordable, and based on technology with decades of use behind it.
Why stay in the dark? With GPS tracking, you'll never have to worry what your drivers are doing while you aren't looking!